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Syndromic surveillance is the near real-time monitoring of key health indicators in emergency department (ED) and urgent care visits. Oregon ESSENCE tracks the number of visits for specific patient symptoms using chief complaints (what the patient says is the reason for their visit) and... Read more

The BioSense program was launched in 2003 with the aim of establishing a nationwide integrated public health surveillance system for early detection and assessment of potential bioterrorism-related illness. The program has matured over the years from an initial Centers for Disease Control and... Read more

Fifteen years have passed since the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 called for the establishment of nationwide surveillance and reporting mechanisms to detect bioterrorism-related events. In the 1990s, several health departments established... Read more

Emergency medicine is a recognized specialty in the United Kingdom (UK), with formal training and accreditation conducted and governed by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Health care in the UK is publicly funded and provided by the National Health Service (NHS) through a residence-based... Read more

Presented July 27, 2017.

The inferences we make from data can only be as good as the quality of the data; making sure that we are receiving timely, quality data is important. In this presentation, Mark White will describe a number of functions that he has written to perform data quality... Read more

This resource, developed by the Network for Public Health Law and released on June 8, 2017, summarizes state naloxone access and Good Samaritan laws.

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"Fatal drug overdose has increased more than six-fold in the past three decades, and now claims the lives of over 36,000... Read more

This Primer, developed by the Network for Public Health Law and posted on June 5, 2017, outlines major public health concerns underlying Zika virus and discusses legal preparedness and response issues. These include legal issues related to testing and screening, surveillance and reporting,... Read more

This is the first of a series of three webinars presented for the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, June - July 2017.

This presentation describes how CDC has partnered with states to develop case definitions for all drug, opioid, and heroin within and outside of the NSSP/ESSENCE... Read more

The presentation will address the unique challenges of surveillance or prescription opioid abuse and present data from multiple perspectives on the issues and potential solution.

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Richard Dart, MD, PhD 
Director, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center 
Executive... Read more

Adverse health effects related to climate change are currently being seen, and these adverse outcomes are likely to increase in the future. Syndromic surveillance systems can provide near-real time information which may be used for situational awareness as communities react to these adverse... Read more

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